Lemony S Puppet Theatre

Lemony S Puppet Theatre is a small, award-winning independent theatre company with a big reputation. Our most recent work, Captives of the City received two Green Room Awards. With puppet theatre at the core of our work, Lemony S Puppet Theatre is the coming together of two widely respected and highly skilled puppet theatre makers, Sarah Kriegler and Jacob Williams. With over 20 years theatre experience between us, we use puppetry to disarm the audience and go deep to the core of what it is to be human – to attach meaning to symbols and signs, to empathise and access the innate human ability to “suspend one’s disbelief”. We have a commitment to extending the form of puppetry beyond what is expected and constantly re-invent our practice, developing new styles and performance techniques. Based in Melbourne, our works have been seen throughout Australia and across the world.

…intelligent, moving and beautifully crafted – a credit to the talents of its creators
— ‘Apples and Ladders’ The Age

 Story-telling is essential to being human. It is how we learn, make sense of our world and imagine a better one.   At Lemony S Puppet Theatre, we make work for both adult audience and children alike,  exploring theatre like metaphysicians, using puppetry to interrogate questions about the nature of objects in the world around us and relish in puppetry’s ability to examine metaphor three dimensionally. 

Lemony S Puppet Theatre is currently a recipient of the Myer Foundation Capacity Building grants and we sincerely thank them for their support of our company.

This puppetry is awesome!
— Arts Hub

Our works have been supported by funds through  The Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, the Australian Cultural Fund and the Department for Community Services as well as commissions by Arts Centre Melbourne and Theatreworks.

Picasso and his Dog is as finely devised and realised piece of theatre, of any kind, as you will see. For children, who deserve nothing but the best in their early experience of the arts, it is a gift beyond measure.
— See Saw Magazine